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Pedestrian dies in Brantford passenger train collision

A pedestrian has died in a collision with a VIA Rail train near Brantford. Police say the 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, at Powerline Road between Oak Park and Paris Road, around 7:30 this (Tuesday) morning. The

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Apple, citrus yields lower

The province’s apple harvest is expected to be slightly lower this year compared to last, but experts say the fruit will be larger and juicier. With harvest well underway, growers say they are seeing the effects of the 2016 drought,

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Equifax data breach could hit 100,000 Canadians

You may want to check your credit information now, with word that  100-thousand Canadians may have been victimized by a cyberattack. Equifax says the personal information includes names, addresses, SIN’s and even credit card numbers may have been breached in

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Unifor boss sharply critical of NAFTA

It’s said politics makes strange bedfellows, but U-S President Donald Trump and Unifor’s union boss are both no fans of NAFTA. Jerry Dias says the Ingersoll Cami plant is a “poster boy” for what is wrong with NAFTA after G-M

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Ohsweken-area resident faces assault-related charges

On Monday September 11th, 2017, at 2:20 A.M., the Six Nations Police responded to reports of an assault near Iroquois Plaza on Chiefswood Road in Ohsweken. Police responded and were directed to 18 Oak Street where a youth was being treated by ambulance.

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McMaster telling smokers to butt out

Hamilton’s McMaster University says it plans to ban smoking on campus starting New Year’s Day. McMaster says the ban includes cigarettes, pipes and marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, and drivers can’t light up while they’re parked on university grounds. McMaster

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Hurricane Maria now Category 5

Hurricane Maria could make a direct hit on Puerto Rico. The storm has regained Category 5 strength, after briefly dropping to Category 4 status during the night. Maria barreled into the small island of Dominica and threatens eastern Caribbean islands

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Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection

Toys R Us says it has filed for bankruptcy protection in the U-S, and will also do so in Canada. The retail chain filed Chapter 11 documents late last night in U-S Bankruptcy Court, and says its Canadian subsidiary plans

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OPP investigating attempted ATM thefts

Some thieves fled empty-handed after trying to bust into an ATM in Hagersville, but they sure covered a lot of territory. Just as Haldimand O-P-P arrived at a First Line business early last Thursday, three suspects fled on motorcycles on

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Trail of razor blade thief getting close

Halton Police have released a photo of a suspect wanted in an unusual theft this month in Burlington. On September 10th, a woman allegedly stole $600 worth of razor blade cartridges from the Longo’s store on Walkers Line. The suspect

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Film festival on its way to Norfolk

Norfolk is picking up, where “TIFF” left off. Four feature and 20 short films will the highlight reels of the Routes to Roots Festival next month in Simcoe at the Strand Theatre. The County says the October 20th and 21st

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Barrett wants Caledonia businesses, homes compensation

Haldimand-Norfolk M-P-P Toby Barrett has asked the province to compensate businesses and homeowners impacted by a blockade in Caledonia. In the Legislature, Barrett informed M-P-P’s the month-long blockade on Arygle street put “businesses and homeowners through psychological and economic hell.”

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Filling up?

Gas ranges from $1.06 to $1.13 a litre for regular as we start a new week. If you need some American greenbacks, the loonie is trading overseas this morning at 82.03 cents U-S, down 6-100ths of a U-S cent from

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Hamilton, Toronto filmed drama wins Emmy

”The Handmaid’s Tale” has won best television drama series at Emmy Awards. The series, which appears on Bravo, which is shot in Toronto, Hamilton and Cambridge — stars Elisabeth Moss as one of the few fertile women left in a

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GRCA urges precaution

Observations by Grand River Conservation Authority staff this week have confirmed the presence of blue-green algae at Conestogo, Belwood, and Woolwich Reservoirs. The algae may contain a toxin called microcystin, which can cause illness when ingested by people or animals.

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